Kate Middleton ‘Gets Business Advice From Richard Branson’


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kate MiddletonKate Middleton is getting serious — about business!

Prince William‘s 27-year-old girlfriend — who is close friends with Sir Richard Branson‘s daughter Holly — has reportedly turned to the Virgin billionaire for advice on building an empire.

“Kate is very close friends with Sir Richard’s daughter Holly and has had several meetings with Richard,” a source told Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper.

“She’s kept in regular contact and asked Sir Richard for his business advice. She respects him and thinks his guidance will assist her carving a new career for herself.

“He was only too happy to help her and has been instrumental in helping to set up the partnership with [Virgin] and Kate’s parents’ company, Party Pieces.”

“When Kate graduated from St Andrews University, she didn’t really know what she wanted to do,” the source added.

“She thinks the criticism of her being workshy is unfair, as she’s really committed to her marketing role at her parents’ firm.

“She has been taking a more active part in the business recently using contacts she’s developed through her relationship with William and she hopes the relationship with Virgin will help make the company even more successful.

“Kate is determined to increase the Party Pieces profile and thought this would be the perfect partnership.”


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